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Maintenance and Inspection Procedures for Fire Protection Systems

PEMBROKE FIRE DEPARTMENT

273 Victoria Street

Pembroke , Ontario K8A 4K5

 

MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION PROCEDURES FOR

FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS

 

The following list outlines the checks, inspections and tests required by the Ontario Fire Code (Ontario Regulation 388/97), as amended. A written record of the maintenance, tests and corrective measures will be kept in the building and will be available on request by the Chief Fire Official.

 

Written records shall be kept of all tests and corrective measures for a period of two years after they are made.

 

The information provided in this schedule is a guideline to the scope of work. The Fire Code should be consulted for exact details on the Codes listed in this section.

Check :   means visual observation to ensure the device or system is in place and is not damaged or obstructed.

 

Inspect :   means physical examination to determine that the device or system can be expected to perform in accordance with its intended operation or function.

 

Test :     means operation of device or system to ensure that it will perform in accordance with its intended function.

 

Daily :     every day of the week.

 

Weekly :   a designated day of the week.

 

Monthly :   a designated day of the month

 

Every 2 Months :   during January, March, May, July, September and November

 

Every 3 Months :   during February, May, August and November

 

Every 6 Months :   during May and November

 

Annually :   during May (along with two, three and six month dates, or as otherwise scheduled)

 

Note:   Although designated to others, the ultimate responsibility for ensuring the Maintenance Procedures is fulfilled, belongs to the Building Owner.

 

Fire Code

Duties

Item

Responsibility

 

DAILY

 

2.5.1.2.(1)

2.5.1.3.

 

Check

 

to ensure streets, yards and private roadways provided for Fire Service access are kept clear

 

 

Building

Maintenance

 

2.7.3.1.

2.7.3.2.

 

Check

 

Exit lights

 

Building

Maintenance

Fire Code

Duties

Item

Responsibility

 

 

6.3.2.2.

 

Check

 

Fire alarm AC power and trouble light

 

Building Maintenance

 

 

6.3.2.3.

 

Check

 

Central alarm and control facility

 

Building Maintenance

 

 

WEEKLY

 

 

2.6.1.3.

 

Check

 

Hoods, filters and ducts subject to accumulation of combustible deposits

 

Building Maintenance

 

2.6.1.13.

 

Check

 

Commercial cooking equipment

 

Building Maintenance

 

2.7.3.1

2.7.3.2

 

Check

 

All exit lights equipped with dual bulbs are being maintained

 

Building Maintenance

 

6.5.3.1.

 

Check

 

That sprinkler system control valves are open and properly supervised

 

Building Maintenance

 

6.6.1.2.

 

Inspect

 

Valves for controlling fire protection water supply

 

Building Maintenance

 

MONTHLY

 

 

2.2.3.4.

 

Inspect

 

All doors in fire separations

 

Building Maintenance

 

2.7.3.3.(1)

 

Check

 

Pilot lights on emergency lighting unit equipment

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

2.7.3.3.(2)

 

Check

 

Inverter and emergency lighting unit equipment

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

2.7.3.3.(3)(a)

 

Test

 

Inverter and all emergency lighting unit equipment for operation upon failure of primary power

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

2.8.3.2.(1)

 

Test

 

Fire drill

 

Fire Safety Committee and Staff

 

6.2.7.2.

 

Inspect

 

All portable fire extinguishers

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

6.3.2.2.

 

Inspect

 

Fire alarm batteries

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

6.3.2.2.

 

Test

 

Fire alarm system

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

6.3.2.4.

 

Test

 

Voice communication to and from floor area to the central alarm control

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

6.5.5.2.

 

Test

 

The sprinkler system using the alarm test connection

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

6.7.1.1.

 

Test/Inspect

 

Emergency generator set operated at 30 percent of rated load for 60 minutes

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

 

EVERY TWO MONTHS

 

 

Fire Code

 

Duties

 

Item

 

Responsibility

 

6.5.5.7.(2)

 

Test

 

Sprinkler water flow devices for electrical supervision

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

EVERY SIX MONTHS

 

 

2.6.1.13.

 

Inspect

 

Fire protection systems for commercial cooking equipment

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

2.6.1.13.

 

Inspect

 

Hoods, grease removal devices, fan ducts and other appurtenances

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

6.5.5.7.(3)

 

Test

 

Gate valve supervisory switches, and other supervisory devices

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

6.7.1.1.(1)

 

Check

 

And clean crankcase breathers, governors and linkages on emergency generators

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

6.8.1.1.(1)

 

Test

 

Special extinguishing systems

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

ANNUALLY

 

 

2.2.3.7.

 

Inspect

 

Fire dampers and fire stop flaps (may be inspected on approved time schedule)

 

Mechanical Contractor

 

2.6.1.4.(1)

 

Inspect

 

All flues, and fluepipes

 

Mechanical Contractor

 

2.6.1.8.

 

Inspect

 

Disconnect switches for mechanical air conditioning and ventilation systems

 

 

Mechanical Contractor

 

2.6.1.13.

 

Test

 

Commercial cooking equipment fire protection systems; replace fusible links and sprinkler (other than glass-bulb type heads)

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

2.7.3.3.(3)(b)

 

Test

 

Emergency lighting

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

2.7.3.3.(4)

 

Test

 

Emergency lighting unit equipment for design duration

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

6.2.7.1.

 

Inspect

 

All portable fire extinguishers

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

6.3.2.2.

 

Test

 

Fire alarm system

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

6.3.2.2.

 

Test

 

Automatic and manual operation of electromagnetic locks

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

6.3.2.4.

 

Test

 

Voice communication system which is integrated with the fire alarm system

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

Fire Code

 

Duties

 

Item

 

Responsibility

 

 

6.5.3.2.

 

Check

 

Exposed sprinkler system pipe hangers

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

6.5.3.5.

 

Check

 

All sprinkler

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

6.5.4.4.(2)

 

Inspect

 

For wear, rust or obstructions after removal of plug or caps on sprinkler Siamese connections

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

6.5.5.3.

 

Test

 

Waterflow on wet sprinkler system using most hydraulically remote test connection

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

6.5.5.5.

 

Test

 

Sprinkler system water supply pressure using main drain valve

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

6.6.5.1.

 

Inspect

 

All fire hydrants

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

6.6.5.2.(2)

 

Inspect

 

Hydrant port caps

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

6.6.5.3.

 

Inspect

 

Fire hydrant barrel

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

6.6.5.6.

 

Test

 

Fire hydrant water flow

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

6.7.1.1.

 

Inspect and Service

 

Emergency generator and engine set. Operate generator at full load for two (2) hours

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

6.7.1.3.

6.7.1.5.(1)

 

Inspect

 

Diesel generator. Drain and refill tank with fresh supply at least once a year

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

6.8.1.1.(1)

 

Test

 

Special extinguishing systems

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

EVERY TWO YEARS

 

 

6.7.1.1.

 

Inspect

 

And torque heads and valve adjustments for emergency generator engines

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

EVERY THREE YEARS

 

 

6.7.1.1.

 

Inspect and Service

 

Injector nozzles and valve adjustments on diesel emergency power engines

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

EVERY FIVE YEARS

 

 

6.2.7.1.

 

Test

 

H²0, CO² and dry chemical (dry chemical with stainless steel shell) extinguishers hydrostatically

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

6.7.1.1.

 

Test

 

Insulation of emergency power generator windings

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

Fire Code

 

Duties

 

Item

 

Responsibility

 

 

EVERY SIX YEARS

 

 

6.2.7.1.

 

Test

 

Empty stored pressure type extinguishers requiring 12 year hydrostatic test and subject to maintenance

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

EVERY TWELVE YEARS

 

 

6.2.7.1.

 

Test

 

Hydrostatically, dry chemical (other than having stainless steel shell), dry powder, and vaporizing liquid type extinguishers

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

EVERY FIFTEEN YEARS

 

 

6.5.4.2.

 

Inspect

 

Dry pipe sprinkler system for obstruction and flush where necessary

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

( ONTARIO FIRE CODE)

 

 

2.2.3.5.

2.2.3.8.

 

Check

 

All doors in fire separations to ensure that they are closed

 

Building Maintenance

 

2.4.1.7.

 

Check

 

Lint traps in laundry equipment

 

Building Maintenance

 

 

2.6.1.13.

 

Clean

 

Hoods, grease removal devices, fans, ducts and other appurtenances shall be cleaned to bare metal at frequent intervals prior to surfaces becoming heavily contaminated with grease or oily sludge

 

 

Mechanical Contractor

 

2.7.1.7.(1)

 

Check and maintain

 

Corridors free of obstructions

 

Building Maintenance

 

6.2.7.1.

6.2.7.6.

 

 

Inspect and Recharge

 

Extinguishers after use or as indicated by an inspection or when performing maintenance

 

Fire Protection Contractor

 

6.3.3.2.(1)

 

Test

 

Smoke alarms maintained in operating condition according to the manufacturer's maintenance instructions

 

Fire Protection Contractor

  
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